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Love/Hate 

The story of the organized crime scene of Dublin is revealed, centered on Darren, who wants to stay out of trouble but ends up returning to his old habits and his old gang.

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Stuart Carolan
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2014   2013  
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Series cast summary:
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ...  Nidge 28 episodes, 2010-2014
Killian Scott ...  Tommy 27 episodes, 2010-2014
Aoibhinn McGinnity ...  Trish 27 episodes, 2010-2014
Charlie Murphy ...  Siobhan 27 episodes, 2010-2014
Peter Coonan ...  Fran 24 episodes, 2011-2014
Mark Dunne Mark Dunne ...  Ado 24 episodes, 2011-2014
Laurence Kinlan ...  Elmo 19 episodes, 2010-2014
Robert Sheehan ...  Darren / ... 18 episodes, 2010-2013
Ian Lloyd Anderson Ian Lloyd Anderson ...  Dean 18 episodes, 2011-2014
Susan Loughnane Susan Loughnane ...  Debbie 15 episodes, 2011-2013
Dylan Stoeckhardt Dylan Stoeckhardt ...  Warren 15 episodes, 2011-2014
Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien ...  Detective Terry 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Mary Murray ...  Janet 14 episodes, 2012-2014
Lynn Rafferty ...  Nadine 13 episodes, 2012-2014
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LOVE/HATE is a gritty crime drama based on Dublin's criminal underworld. It depicts the drug addiction, squalor and violence of organised crime that has grown in post-boom Ireland. Darren Treacy (Robert Sheehan) returns to Dublin from Spain, spending time there while trying to avoid the Garda in Ireland for gun possession. Darren's brother Robbie is released from Cloverhill prison. While waiting to be collected, Robbie is shot outside a newsagents in a drive by shooting. Catastrophic events ignite tension among the drug gang, and family, friends and the community must live with the consequences. Written by Octagon Films

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Crime | Drama

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Fran's catchphrase "coola-boola" was ad libbed by actor Peter Coonan. See more »

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Darren Tracey: Ado you're a fucking scumbag!
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Referenced in BetVictor Welsh Open: 2015: Day Six - Part 1 (2015) See more »

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The Dark Side of Dublin
19 October 2014 | by WexicanoSee all my reviews

I rarely write reviews but I felt this show deserved one. I've watched many shows over the years from a range of different countries and it's intriguing to see how gangland wars and drugs are portrayed in each one.

When Love/Hate was aired first here in Ireland being quite I honest I fobbed it off mainly due to the fact that Ireland does not produce top quality TV and one of the main reasons would be budget. I put this show off for a couple of years until this year and I wanted to binge- watch the show like I do with some shows I find hoping to find a hidden gem. Being from Ireland its not hidden how and ever it IS a total gem. I'm proud to say Ireland has produced one of the greatest crime dramas ever.

The show is based upon Dublin's criminal underworld whereby it depicts drug addiction, squalor and violence of organised crime that has grown post Celtic tiger era in Ireland.

Darren Treacy (Robert Sheehan) returns to Dublin from Spain, spending time there while trying to avoid the Garda in Ireland for gun possession. Darren's brother Robbie is released from Cloverhill prison. While waiting to be collected, Robbie is shot outside a newsagents in a drive by shooting. Catastrophic events ignite tension among the drug gang, and family, friends and the community must live with the consequences.

The above is a synopsis of the first episode and immediately portrays how raw the show is.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (nidge) is amazing throughout. He is one of the most slimiest characters ever.

Watch it. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.


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18 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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